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Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for a new signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in effort to put it all in perspective.

Trivia Question: Who was the first daughter of a Calif. gov to run for office?

Answer: Maureen Reagan

Healdsburg and Cloverdale The California Department of Public Health recently identified the Northern California cities of Healdsburg and Cloverdale as two of 17 communities statewide with vulnerable drinking water systems due to drought conditions. But the cities arenât sure why they made the list. The Russian River, which flows through the cities is running lower than anyone has seen in a generation, but Healdsburg Mayor Jim Wood says other water sources are available. Wood and Cloverdale City Manager Paul Cayler join us to talk about the listing. Plus, weâll speak with Bear Republic Brewery owner Richard Ricardo, who brews beer in both Cloverdale and Healdsburg.

Melissa Arnot The womenâs record holder for Mt. Everest summits is speaking at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley this week. Melissa Arnot has made a career climbing and guiding at one of the worldâs top climbing spots. Weâll talk with her about her work and her role in breaking up a fight on Mt. Everest between Sherpas and foreign climbers.

The Not Dying Girl Lauren McCullough, a 21-year-old blogger, known for writing about her cancer, has passed away. Her family wrote the following on her blog:

Lauren passed away peacefully on February 2, 2014 at 7:30 am. She was at Kaiser Roseville, where she had her favorite nurses and doctors caring for her. Lauren lived life to the fullest to the end.

Please remember Laurenâs words she has written and go back to them when you are going through a tough time. Remember to focus on the positive and not be a âNegative Nancy.â

Services are yet to be determined.

John and Deanne McCullough

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